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TMS Aluminum Cast Shop Science & Technology Course (Cast Shop 19)

May 6-10, 2019 • The Stanley Hotel • Athens, Greece

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The 2019 Aluminum Cast Shop Science and Technology Course (Cast Shop 19) is an intensive five-day professional development opportunity focused on key cast shop processes for primary and secondary aluminum smelters. The course will teach participants ways to solve problems in their own cast shops, while demonstrating techniques used in plants around the world. This will enable attendees to achieve economic production of high quality products in a safe and environmentally friendly manner. This course will feature:

  • Proven methods to address industrial challenges
  • Leading experts in the field who share techniques that work, based on their extensive experience
  • Small group sessions, networking activities, and a tour of the Aluminium of Greece plant

This program is part of the highly successful portfolio of TMS aluminum industry courses, established in 1995. Learn more about TMS’s suite of aluminum courses here.

What You Will Learn

Focused exclusively on cast shop technologies and advancements, with a focus toward operations, this five-day immersive course will cover the science and technology of key cast shop processes. Customer requirements and cast shop economics will provide context for defining cast shop objectives. Specific topics to be covered include:

  • Cast Shop Safety
  • Liquid Preparation
  • Direct Chill (DC) Casting
  • Chain Conveyor Ingot Process
  • Science and Practice of Homogenization of Extrusion Billets and Rolling Slabs, Including Defects

For a more detailed topic list, visit the Course Curriculum page.

The course will also include a facility tour of the Aluminium of Greece in Livadia, Greece.

Who Will Benefit

The course is designed for cast shop senior operations and technical personnel. Suppliers of cast shop equipment will also benefit from attending.

Course Sponsors and Organizers


Cast Shop 19 is a TMS Aluminum Course.

This course is sponsored by the TMS Light Metals Division and the Aluminum Committee, and is being organized and taught by the following individuals:

John Grandfield, Chair, Swinburne University of Technology; Grandfield Technology Pty Ltd., Australia
Dmitry Eskin, Brunel University, United Kingdom
Gerd-Ulrich Grün, Hydro Aluminium Rolled Products GmbH, Germany
Arild Håkonsen, Hycast AS, Norway
Ray Peterson, Real Alloy, United States

Learn more about each instructor, and the expertise they have to offer attendees at this course.

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